Nov 15, 2019

The Week Ahead at the United Nations

16-22 November 2019


 Saturday, 16 November 

Sunday, 17 November

 Monday, 18 November 

 Tuesday, 19 November 

  • World Toilet Day
  • The Security Council will hold an Open Debate on Peacebuilding and sustaining peace: the role of reconciliation in the maintenance of international peace and security.
  • The Permanent Representatives of Afghanistan, H.E. Adela Raz, and the United Kingdom, H.E. Karen Pierce, will brief reporters on the Formation of Group of Friends of Women in Afghanistan.
  • The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) will launch its 2019 Least Developed Countries Report.

Wednesday, 20 November     

Thursday, 21 November

Friday, 22 November  

  • The Security Council will be briefed and hold consultations on Yemen, followed by a session on Syria.
  • The guests at the Spokesman’s Noon Briefing will brief reporters on the humanitarian and development situation in South Sudan.  They are the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, Alain Noudehou; UNICEF Representative in South Sudan, Dr. Mohamed Ag Ayoya; and UNDP Resident Representative in South Sudan, Dr. Kamil Kamaluddeen.

 In case you missed it:

  • SG António Guterres sends envoy to support peace in Bolivia, amidst renewed clashes
  • Multilateralism must weather ‘challenges of today and tomorrow’: SG
  • Renewal of cross-border aid critical to northern Syria, Security Council hears
  • UN leads bid for cheaper insulin, expanding access for diabetics worldwide
  • ICC gives green light for probe into violent crimes against Rohingya
  • UN spotlights ‘explosive’ obesity rates, hunger in Latin America and Caribbean
  • Iraqis paying an ‘unthinkable price’ to be heard, UN envoy tells politicians in Baghdad
  • ‘Forgotten’ pneumonia epidemic kills more children than any other disease
  • ‘Diversity is a form of wealth, not a factor of division,’ UNESCO chief says ahead of International Day for Tolerance
  • Haiti is in the home stretch of defeating cholera outbreak
  • FAO: Dwindling agrobiodiversity ‘severe threat’ to food security
  • Women’s empowerment a ‘game changer’ for sustainable development
  • Plight of sanitation workers deserves urgent attention: WHO
  • New UN forestry project bids to help countries meet climate change commitments

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